Love our Streets West Hobart: A Community Connect Project

Over the last 12 months, members of the West Hobart community have contributed ideas to the Love Our Streets West Hobart project. As a traffic calming project, the aim is to add colour and fun to the street edge.

Activities have included the:

  • development of three book exchanges;
  • revitalising the West Hobart garden group with activities and events; and
  • ‘Fun on the Footpath’ event in West Hobart.

The latest activity to be planned in the development of a mural at Caldew Park. The City of Hobart and Lansdowne Crescent Primary were successful in receiving a Road Safety grant and the school will be participating in Bike Safety and RACT road safety workshops to develop the mural.

The community are invited to attend a Love our Streets – Community Road Safety event at Caldew Park on 20th October 11am -1pm to share their ideas on the mural. The plan is to have the concept design completed by December and painting will commence in late January.

Any questions relating to the mural and community projects contact Amanda Midgley midgleya@hobartcity.com.au or 6238 2953.

Over the last 12 months, members of the West Hobart community have contributed ideas to the Love Our Streets West Hobart project. As a traffic calming project, the aim is to add colour and fun to the street edge.

Activities have included the:

  • development of three book exchanges;
  • revitalising the West Hobart garden group with activities and events; and
  • ‘Fun on the Footpath’ event in West Hobart.

The latest activity to be planned in the development of a mural at Caldew Park. The City of Hobart and Lansdowne Crescent Primary were successful in receiving a Road Safety grant and the school will be participating in Bike Safety and RACT road safety workshops to develop the mural.

The community are invited to attend a Love our Streets – Community Road Safety event at Caldew Park on 20th October 11am -1pm to share their ideas on the mural. The plan is to have the concept design completed by December and painting will commence in late January.

Any questions relating to the mural and community projects contact Amanda Midgley midgleya@hobartcity.com.au or 6238 2953.

  • Recent engagement

    over 1 year ago
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    Love our Streets West Hobart is a community project aimed to foster creative activities, enhance walkability and brighten up the streetscapes with colour, fun and people.

    You are invited to attend a community meeting, where you can hear and contribute ideas to determine the next steps towards enhancing West Hobart's streetscapes.

    When: Thursday 1 March 2018

    Time: 4pm – 5pm or 6pm - 7pm

    Where: Lawrenny Court meeting room, 131 Hill Street West Hobart

    We will provide activities for children, they are encouraged to join the conversation and share their ideas.


    As part of our initial community contact, we provided...

    Love our Streets West Hobart is a community project aimed to foster creative activities, enhance walkability and brighten up the streetscapes with colour, fun and people.

    You are invited to attend a community meeting, where you can hear and contribute ideas to determine the next steps towards enhancing West Hobart's streetscapes.

    When: Thursday 1 March 2018

    Time: 4pm – 5pm or 6pm - 7pm

    Where: Lawrenny Court meeting room, 131 Hill Street West Hobart

    We will provide activities for children, they are encouraged to join the conversation and share their ideas.


    As part of our initial community contact, we provided residents around West Hobart with a packet of sunflower seeds. You may see some sunflowers, popping up around the neighbourhood.


  • The thinking behind the activation.

    about 2 years ago
    Thought bubble

    Community-based activity is important to increase walking in local areas. When residents feel socially connected to their neighbours and part of a strong community they are more likely to walk and spend time in their street.

    With the community activating West Hobart, through events, activity and art, the traffic travelling along the streets should slow down.

    Even the everyday way that front yards are used can contribute to street activation. Simple ideas could include planting a vegetable plot in your front yard, or having dinner on your front verandah (and perhaps inviting the neighbours!).

    Rossmoyne Street in Thornbury (Victoria) is...

    Community-based activity is important to increase walking in local areas. When residents feel socially connected to their neighbours and part of a strong community they are more likely to walk and spend time in their street.

    With the community activating West Hobart, through events, activity and art, the traffic travelling along the streets should slow down.

    Even the everyday way that front yards are used can contribute to street activation. Simple ideas could include planting a vegetable plot in your front yard, or having dinner on your front verandah (and perhaps inviting the neighbours!).

    Rossmoyne Street in Thornbury (Victoria) is a great example. The community hosted a scarecrow competition in their street which helped to slow down traffic - and the residents got to know each better! More information avout that case study can be found at the following wevsite.